Date:October 07, 2017


Banjo is a high energy 3.5 year old lab mix looking for a foster-to-adopt family. He is heart worm positive and is currently going through treatment. He came to us as a stray and needs a family who is willing to work on training with him as well as bringing him to appointments and giving him his daily medication.

Banjo has not been tested with children, dogs or cats. He is a large dog that tends to jump so we recommend children over 10 years of age. He seems to have a good reaction to the other dogs here at the shelter but we would be nervous placing him in a home with a cat given he was a stray and could potentially have a prey drive (a proper introduction would be highly recommended). Banjo whines quite a bit and shows some characteristics of separation anxiety so we would ideally like to place him in a home where he has someone there often. Due to his heart worm, Banjo is restricted to minimal activity and exercise (on leash for short walks) until he is cleared from his heart worm in May 2018.

As a foster-to-adopt, Burlington Humane would provide all the supplies and food needed until he is cleared.

Please note our dog adoption process:

If you are interested in adopting Banjo please come to the shelter, fill out an adoption application and speak with an Adoption Counsellor. We will be accepting applications for Banjo’s adoption until a suitable candidate or family is found. Our Adoption Counsellors will review all the submitted applications and continue the interview process with the most suited family(s) for him.

Please remember that we are trying to find the best home for the animals here at BHS. If you are not chosen for this particular adoption, it does not mean that you are an unsuitable owner but we can only choose one family per pet. Also, please keep in mind that there are many other local shelters and rescues that have pets who are in need of a home as well. Please consider researching other local rescues and shelters in your area or visit to search through animals available for adoption all over North America.

When Banjo is cleared for adoption, his adoption fee will be $300 and includes up-to-date vaccinations and deworming, a microchip, and 6 weeks of pet insurance with Pets+Us. Banjo has been checked over by a veterinarian and neutered.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call during business hours at 905-637-7325.

Thank you and rescue on!